Beating the Bounds…and drinking coffee

Thursday, May 13 various times and locations
Pastor Travis and Pastor Carrie

We know that the church seems to have lots of peculiar traditions in many different places and we would like to embrace one of those old traditions with a new modern-day approach. The “beating the bounds,” is a tradition with a 600+ year history. A procession of church dignitaries and parishioners mark the borders of their parish by walking them and hitting marker stones with willow wands on the day of the Ascension. Now, Pastor Travis and I are not big into lashing stone with willow wands… But can we come by for a quick coffee and a bite to eat.

When I was growing up it seemed like we always had friends and family dropping in for a quick cup of coffee, or my mom was stopping at someone else’s place for a quick cup. It wasn’t ever anything fancy, more just dropping in to say hello because we were in the neighborhood. I wonder what happened to that tradition? I know that it seems everyone is always on the go, with somewhere to be, but have we lost some connectedness in our rush to always get to the next scheduled thing?

So, to honor this old tradition of the “beating the bounds”, Pastor Travis and I would like to “beat the bounds” of our parish and have a drink and a bite with you. In one-day we will travel to Monument, Briargate, Widefield, Manitou Springs and end in our church neighborhood to spending about an hour or so at a local spot sipping and noshing with our members who live near that particular boundary of our parish!

May 13, 2021
Monument 8 – 9 a.m. Coffee Cup Café (breakfast) 251 Front St., Suite #6

Briargate 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Mission Coffee Roasters (coffee & pastry) 11641 Ridgeline Dr, 80921

Powers Corridor 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Rock Bottom Brewery (lunch stop) 3316 Cinema Point, 809223

S. Academy 1 – 2 p.m. Black Bear Coffee and Tea (post-lunch coffee) 975 N Academy Blvd, 80909

Manitou Springs 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Amanda’s Fonda (chips & dip) 3625 W Colorado Ave, 80904

Westside 4 – 5:30 p.m. View House (Happy Hour) 7114 Campus Dr, 80920

FLC Neighborhood 6 – 7 p.m. Good Neighbors’ Meeting House 505 E Columbia St, 80907

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